Dining in Cape May

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With so many restaurants in Cape May, New Jersey, there's sure to be something for every taste bud! Check out our recommendations for where to eat in the Cape--ranging from Italian to Seafood to the all-around top restaurants in the area. From places with the best views to the best seafood, we do our utmost to help you find the dining you're looking for. Restaurant menus are provided for your convenience during your stay and can be found in the Summer Cottage Inn living room at any time.

Merion Inn

The Merion Inn’s traditional regional seafood specialties, sizzling steaks and classic cocktails have kept generations of Cape May locals and visitors returning again and again. Enjoy a cocktail and listen to live music in our beautiful turn-of-the-century bar — the oldest in Cape May! We look forward to serving you in keeping with the tradition of hospitality and excellence begun over a century ago. - Location: 106 Decatur St., Cape May, NJ Reservations: (609) 884-8363

Lobster House

Relaxed Dining - Located overlooking Cape May Harbor in historic Cape May, NJ, The Lobster House has proudly provided guests a variety of dining experiences for over four generations. Location: Fisherman’s Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204 Phone: (609) 884-8296 - We do not accept reservations.

410 Bank Street

410 Bank Street Restaurant is the consistent winner of the New Jersey Monthly’s “Best Restaurant” award for over 20 years. ZAGAT gives 410 the ranking of one the top ten restaurants in New Jersey and ‘top restaurants in America.’ - LOCATION- 410 Bank Street, Cape May, NJ - Reservations - 609-884-2127

A Ca Mia Restaurant

Northern Italian & Contemporary American Cuisine Location: 524 Washington Street Mall, Cape May, NJ 08204 Phone: 609-884-6661

Pilot House

Our reputation as one of the best casual restaurants in Cape May NJ has made us a favorite with locals and visitors alike for 30 years. The Pilot House Cape May restaurant offers something for everyone. From scrumptious appetizers to mouth watering entrees & delectable desserts. Featuring the finest in fresh seafood, succulent crab cakes, creative chicken and veal specialties, fabulous salads and sandwiches, char-grilled steaks, and of course the most talked about in all Cape May restaurants, The Pilot House award winning “gourmet burgers.” Chef Mark is famous for his amazing and creative daily specials (the Tuna Wasabi is so awesome and requested so often it is now a permanent menu selection.) The Pilot House is proud to stand among the very top Cape May restaurants with quality fare, service, and selection, at the same time offering, “affordable fine family dining.” Location: 142 Decatur St, Cape May, NJ 08204 Phone: (609) 884-3449

Copper Fish on Broadway

A chic restaurant located in historic Cape May, New Jersey. The Copper Fish’s bold and innovative cooking has brought the ultimate dining experience year round to Cape May. Chef Geoff’s creativity and love for the culinary arts will not disappoint. BYOB - LOCATION - 416 S. Broadway, West Cape May Reservations: (609) 898-1555

Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar

Start the morning with our award-winning breakfasts and come back for lunch and dinner! Dine on our front porch in-season, in our sky lit dining room, or in our garden terrace. We are open year-round. Location: 19 Jackson St., Cape May, NJ 08204 Reservations: (609) 884-5970

Black Duck on Sunset

Fresh seafood from local waters and around the world; an extensive appetizer selection; and slow-roasted, honey-glazed duck to char grilled steaks will satisfy any discerning palate. Location: 1 Sunset Blvd, Cape May, NJ 08204 Reservations: (609) 898-0100

Blue Pig Tavern at Congress Hall

Signature American fare – nostalgic, simple and fresh – featuring local seafood and produce in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Location: At Congress Hall Hotel, 251 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204 Phone: (609) 884-8422

Godmothers Restaurant

Godmothers menu offers a wide selection of traditional and untraditional Italian fair, home baked desserts, pasta and much more. Location: Broadway & West Perry St., Cape May, NJ 08204 Phone: (609) 884-4543

Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille

Old-fashioned homestyle recipes, more than 30 draught and bottled beers, Cape May’s most extensive wine selection, all on our sun-drenched oceanfront patio. Location: Beach & Madison Avenues, Cape May, NJ 08204 Phone: 609-88-HARRY

Harpoon Henry’s

“Paradise Found!” Situated directly on the Delaware Bay with sunsets to die for, at Harpoon Henry’s, you’ll have to agree you’ve found paradise! Location: Beach Drive & Browning, North Cape May, NJ 08204 - No Reservations No Phone: 609-886-5529

Cabanas Beach Bar & Grill

Family Friendly with open air, ocean front dining. Kids 4 and under always eat free! Location: 429 Beach Ave at Decatur St, Cape May, NJ 08204 Phone: (609) 884-4800 Call Ahead for Seating.

Island Grill

Come and try our Caribbean-influenced cuisine in a casual, relaxed setting at our Island Grill restaurant. For lunch the Island Grill is the perfect alternative to waiting in line on the mall. You’ll find a wide array of unique sandwiches from a Fried Oyster BLT(!!) to the grilled-to-perfection Cuban. For dinner, the Island Grill is again a great alternative to the other fine restaurants in Cape May. Island Fresh Fish is prepared to your liking and Meat lovers will enjoy a Grilled Flat Iron Steak or the Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken Breast with a coconut curry sauce. Location: 311 Mansion St, Cape May, NJ 08204 Phone: (609) 884-0200

Harbor View

Harbor View is the place to be if you like beautiful sunsets, great food and fun times. Arrive by car or arrive by boat and enjoy Cape May’s best view of the Harbor. 954 Ocean Dr Cape May, NJ 08204 (609) 884-5444